Kaohsiung Attractions
Kaohsiung Museum of History

Kaohsiung Attractions

Kaohsiung Museum of History

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Kaohsiung Museum of History is a significant landmark in the area throughout ages. Built in 1938 during the Japanese Colonial period, it was the city hall back then. The building features Japanese Imperial Crown style, colored like military used base in light green. The main tower and sub-towers at both sides were added with traditional Japanese four sharp corner tops and tile roof. Both of the main tower and sub-towers were decorated with spire, plum flowers patterns of raindrops and Japanese chrysanthemum pattern ribbons. The walls of the building were sculpted with decorations and the windows were handicraft made. It’s a unique historical site itself alone.

Located next to the Love River, Kaohsiung Museum of History rebuilt and reopened in 1998 as a museum, is a professional museum collecting and filing historical documents and artifacts in Kaohsiung. The museum is dedicated in preserving and researching the local history. The building is still under office use, not entirely organized into museum. There are four exhibition halls, and one special exhibition use room. Mostly focus on promoting the local culture such as the history, folk arts and sometime artifacts from National Palace Museum or other museums. The Industrial Exhibition Center and Concert Hall is right beside the museum, designating an artistic and cultural significance of the area.
Leon Tsai

opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday
9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Close on Monday

service facilities:

Guide Tour Reservation
Phone: 07-5312560 ext106


By Car
Highway no.1
Exit on Kaohsiung Interchange (ZhongZhen rd.)
Proceed ZhongZhen 1st rd. until ZhongZhen 4th rd.
Cross ZhongZhen Bridge and you shall arrive

Kaohsiung Railway Station
Take ZhongShan S. Rd.
Turn right on MingSen 1st Rd.
Proceed until MingSen 2nd Rd. and you shall arrive

By Public Transportation
From Kaohsiung Railway Station
Take City bus no.1, 2, 60, 88 Get off at ZhuoYenChen Circle

Take KRT
And get off at YenChengPu Station
5 min walk and you shall arrive

Nearby Attractions

Love River
Love River Bike Path
Kaohsiung Pier 2 Art Center
Kaohsiung Glory Pier
Kaohsiung Harbor (Port of Kaohsiung)
Kaohsiung Literary Museum
Sanfong Temple
Urban Spotlight
Shoushan Scenic Area